Anti-landing spikes placed along the coast the Kinmen islands, which are controlled by Taiwan but are just 3.2km (two miles) from mainland China. Photo: AFP
Anti-landing spikes placed along the coast the Kinmen islands, which are controlled by Taiwan but are just 3.2km (two miles) from mainland China. Photo: AFP
Diplomacy

Fears China is planning to attack Taiwan may be overblown, leading scholar says

  • Wang Jisi, a Peking University professor, says that while the island is a potential flashpoint, he has not heard senior officials discussing the use of force
  • Former US ambassador James Stapleton Roy says the two sides may start regarding the island as a ‘strategic pawn’

Anti-landing spikes placed along the coast the Kinmen islands, which are controlled by Taiwan but are just 3.2km (two miles) from mainland China. Photo: AFP
Anti-landing spikes placed along the coast the Kinmen islands, which are controlled by Taiwan but are just 3.2km (two miles) from mainland China. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE